Case Studies

Weekend Menswear

George Ward started his high-end designer menswear business, Weekend Menswear, with the help of a Start Up Loan.   Launching in their hometown Chesterfield, George, and his brother Joe have always had a passion for business with over 10 years combined experience in retail. Through their hard work, dedication and contacts, Weekend Menswear is theRead more

Park Community Arena Limited

Park Community Arena Limited

Park Community Arena Limited was set up to develop a new £3.5 million multi-purpose arena (architects Bond Bryan, Sheffield) to be located within the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) in Sheffield. As well as providing the community with affordable, quality and flexible indoor facilities for a broad range of sporting, leisure, business and education facilities itRead more

Watts For Tea

Peter and Michelle had a vision; a tea room that would be warm and welcoming. Providing a hub for the residents of Grainthorpe, Lincolnshire, and neighbouring villages, selling fresh local produce.   With their experience as  food business managers and success of managing kitchens, restaurants, and bars throughout the UK, they set their plans in motion. TheyRead more

Little Lulu’s

Little Lulu’s, Designed by Catriona Alfaham, is an eco-friendly brand of luxury leather baby shoes. Handmade by a master craftsman in Italy in the finest soft Italian nappa (lamb/kid skin). The ‘pram shoes’ or ‘pre-walkers’ are aimed at babies aged up to 18 months. With a love of shoes, Catriona knew from an early age sheRead more

100th Start Up Loan – Firehouse Fitness

Finance For Enterprise’s 100th Start Up Loan client, Firehouse Fitness, was established by Robert McGuigan and Dennis Roebuck; both serving firefighters for South Yorkshire Fire Service. Starting from a local rugby field and with limited equipment, the first Firehouse Fitness session received a great response. Increasing popularity on a week to week basis, Robert andRead more

Be X Fitness

Be X Fitness is operated by Kevin Yates and Daniel Summerson. They ran a gym business in Cudworth, Barnsley and identified additional premises to expand and further grow the business on Penistone Road, close to the centre of Sheffield. They each have 15 years experience of working in the fitness industry and devised a business planRead more

C J Signs

C J Signs Ltd started as a husband and wife team, specialising in vehicle wrapping and graphics. They soon established a healthy client base and increased staff to be incorporated as a limited company. Providing services to big name clients across the Sheffield City Region and into West Yorkshire, the need for more equipment andRead more

Rejuvenated

Sheffield-based Kathryn Danzey is quickly increasing her share of the lucrative health and beauty market thanks to her innovative ideas – and support from Finance For Enterprise. Kathryn and her husband Robert set up Rejuvenated in 2003 to create revolutionary products for the beauty industry. Their ground-breaking Collagen Shots, an anti-ageing collagen drink, has wonRead more

Concave Horseshoe Company

When three times World Champion farrier Darren Bazin teamed up with Michael Dawes, an experienced technical engineer and designer of horseshoes and farrier related products, it was clear the duo had the credentials to create something special. The Concave Horseshoe Company was born and interest quickly grew throughout the industry in their top quality horseshoesRead more

The Perfect Smile

Andy Fairbanks, with 11 years of experience working in dental laboratories and clinics, wanted to create a high quality service in a professional environment for clients to enjoy. In September 2011 he opened Fairbanks Dental Laboratories offering a wide range of services including crowns, veneers, bridges and implants.  His services also include ‘The Smile Clinic’,Read more